Healthcare Costs by State

 

Healthcare is one of the largest costs in the United States; according to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, the United States spent $4.1trillion on medical costs in 2020, or $12,530 per person. Despite the passage of major healthcare reforms, the United States continues to spend more money every year on healthcare costs. 

The United States healthcare system works by patients paying monthly for health insurance; when the patient needs medical care, the insurance will pay for all or part of the bill depending on what the patient’s insurance policy dictates. Because insurance companies can pay more than patients would, the cost of healthcare is often raised for increased payouts by the insurers. This has resulted in private-pay patients being unable to pay their medical bills.

According to the Journal of General Internal Medicine, 16.9% of Americans experience difficulty affording healthcare costs and insurance coverage. Moreover, the Peterson-KFF Health System Tracker found other wealthy countries spend about half as much on healthcare as the United States.

Learn for yourself how healthcare costs differ by state by looking at the data in the charts.

Public Health Funding Per Capita by State

Alabama - Public Health Funding Per Capita

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$52.23

#16 in the US

MEDICAID ENROLLMENThelp

1,215,453

#25 in the US

MEDICAID INCOME LIMITShelp

18%

#50 in the US

Alaska - Public Health Funding Per Capita

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$90.41

#9 in the US

MEDICAID ENROLLMENThelp

239,925

#46 in the US

MEDICAID INCOME LIMITShelp

138%

#3 in the US

Arizona - Public Health Funding Per Capita

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$15.28

#41 in the US

MEDICAID ENROLLMENThelp

2,236,948

#11 in the US

MEDICAID INCOME LIMITShelp

138%

#4 in the US

Arkansas - Public Health Funding Per Capita

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$42.96

#19 in the US

MEDICAID ENROLLMENThelp

975,640

#29 in the US

MEDICAID INCOME LIMITShelp

138%

#5 in the US

California - Public Health Funding Per Capita

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$35.77

#25 in the US

MEDICAID ENROLLMENThelp

13,812,733

#1 in the US

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138%

#6 in the US

Colorado - Public Health Funding Per Capita

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$55.38

#15 in the US

MEDICAID ENROLLMENThelp

1,529,934

#19 in the US

MEDICAID INCOME LIMITShelp

138%

#7 in the US

Connecticut - Public Health Funding Per Capita

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$37.55

#23 in the US

MEDICAID ENROLLMENThelp

1,119,287

#27 in the US

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160%

#2 in the US

District of Columbia - Public Health Funding Per Capita

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$371.74

#1 in the US

MEDICAID ENROLLMENThelp

270,662

#44 in the US

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221%

#1 in the US

Florida - Public Health Funding Per Capita

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$19.56

#35 in the US

MEDICAID ENROLLMENThelp

4,885,774

#4 in the US

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31%

#47 in the US

Georgia - Public Health Funding Per Capita

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$30.84

#29 in the US

MEDICAID ENROLLMENThelp

2,379,859

#10 in the US

MEDICAID INCOME LIMITShelp

35%

#46 in the US

Hawaii - Public Health Funding Per Capita

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$121.36

#4 in the US

MEDICAID ENROLLMENThelp

425,360

#37 in the US

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138%

#9 in the US

Idaho - Public Health Funding Per Capita

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$80.6

#11 in the US

MEDICAID ENROLLMENThelp

422,530

#38 in the US

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138%

#10 in the US

Illinois - Public Health Funding Per Capita

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$33.73

#27 in the US

MEDICAID ENROLLMENThelp

3,134,754

#7 in the US

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138%

#11 in the US

Indiana - Public Health Funding Per Capita

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$15.4

#42 in the US

MEDICAID ENROLLMENThelp

1,827,297

#16 in the US

MEDICAID INCOME LIMITShelp

138%

#12 in the US

Iowa - Public Health Funding Per Capita

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$92.8

#6 in the US

MEDICAID ENROLLMENThelp

725,581

#34 in the US

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138%

#13 in the US

Kentucky - Public Health Funding Per Capita

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$29.73

#30 in the US

MEDICAID ENROLLMENThelp

1,467,416

#21 in the US

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138%

#14 in the US

Louisiana - Public Health Funding Per Capita

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$40.44

#20 in the US

MEDICAID ENROLLMENThelp

1,907,829

#14 in the US

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138%

#15 in the US

Maine - Public Health Funding Per Capita

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$44.45

#18 in the US

MEDICAID ENROLLMENThelp

353,763

#40 in the US

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138%

#16 in the US

Maryland - Public Health Funding Per Capita

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$45.45

#17 in the US

MEDICAID ENROLLMENThelp

1,470,371

#20 in the US

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138%

#17 in the US

Massachusetts - Public Health Funding Per Capita

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$93.69

#5 in the US

MEDICAID ENROLLMENThelp

1,973,925

#13 in the US

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138%

#18 in the US

Michigan - Public Health Funding Per Capita

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$19.07

#36 in the US

MEDICAID ENROLLMENThelp

2,861,917

#8 in the US

MEDICAID INCOME LIMITShelp

138%

#19 in the US

Minnesota - Public Health Funding Per Capita

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$91.58

#7 in the US

MEDICAID ENROLLMENThelp

1,259,989

#24 in the US

MEDICAID INCOME LIMITShelp

138%

#20 in the US

Mississippi - Public Health Funding Per Capita

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$15.79

#43 in the US

MEDICAID ENROLLMENThelp

785,517

#32 in the US

MEDICAID INCOME LIMITShelp

25%

#48 in the US

Missouri - Public Health Funding Per Capita

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$6.55

#46 in the US

MEDICAID ENROLLMENThelp

1,093,396

#28 in the US

MEDICAID INCOME LIMITShelp

21%

#49 in the US

Montana - Public Health Funding Per Capita

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$18.33

#37 in the US

MEDICAID ENROLLMENThelp

280,707

#43 in the US

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138%

#21 in the US

Nebraska - Public Health Funding Per Capita

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$40.43

#21 in the US

MEDICAID ENROLLMENThelp

341,569

#41 in the US

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138%

#22 in the US

Nevada - Public Health Funding Per Capita

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$13.52

#45 in the US

MEDICAID ENROLLMENThelp

775,463

#33 in the US

MEDICAID INCOME LIMITShelp

138%

#23 in the US

New Hampshire - Public Health Funding Per Capita

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$24.43

#33 in the US

MEDICAID ENROLLMENThelp

222,842

#47 in the US

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138%

#24 in the US

New Jersey - Public Health Funding Per Capita

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$32.5

#28 in the US

MEDICAID ENROLLMENThelp

1,903,233

#15 in the US

MEDICAID INCOME LIMITShelp

138%

#25 in the US

New Mexico - Public Health Funding Per Capita

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$159.49

#2 in the US

MEDICAID ENROLLMENThelp

946,613

#30 in the US

MEDICAID INCOME LIMITShelp

138%

#26 in the US

New York - Public Health Funding Per Capita

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$91.36

#8 in the US

MEDICAID ENROLLMENThelp

7,174,591

#2 in the US

MEDICAID INCOME LIMITShelp

138%

#27 in the US

North Carolina - Public Health Funding Per Capita

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$14.74

#44 in the US

MEDICAID ENROLLMENThelp

2,567,190

#9 in the US

MEDICAID INCOME LIMITShelp

41%

#43 in the US

North Dakota - Public Health Funding Per Capita

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$61.18

#13 in the US

MEDICAID ENROLLMENThelp

107,903

#50 in the US

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138%

#28 in the US

Ohio - Public Health Funding Per Capita

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$18.96

#38 in the US

MEDICAID ENROLLMENThelp

3,303,833

#6 in the US

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138%

#29 in the US

Oklahoma - Public Health Funding Per Capita

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$148.89

#3 in the US

MEDICAID ENROLLMENThelp

939,117

#31 in the US

MEDICAID INCOME LIMITShelp

41%

#44 in the US

Oregon - Public Health Funding Per Capita

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$35.61

#26 in the US

MEDICAID ENROLLMENThelp

1,188,935

#26 in the US

MEDICAID INCOME LIMITShelp

138%

#30 in the US

Pennsylvania - Public Health Funding Per Capita

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$17.27

#39 in the US

MEDICAID ENROLLMENThelp

3,358,770

#5 in the US

MEDICAID INCOME LIMITShelp

138%

#31 in the US

South Carolina - Public Health Funding Per Capita

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$27.15

#31 in the US

MEDICAID ENROLLMENThelp

1,444,733

#22 in the US

MEDICAID INCOME LIMITShelp

67%

#40 in the US

South Dakota - Public Health Funding Per Capita

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$37.14

#24 in the US

MEDICAID ENROLLMENThelp

123,627

#49 in the US

MEDICAID INCOME LIMITShelp

48%

#42 in the US

Tennessee - Public Health Funding Per Capita

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$70.29

#12 in the US

MEDICAID ENROLLMENThelp

1,740,256

#17 in the US

MEDICAID INCOME LIMITShelp

93%

#39 in the US

Texas - Public Health Funding Per Capita

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$22.17

#34 in the US

MEDICAID ENROLLMENThelp

5,331,864

#3 in the US

MEDICAID INCOME LIMITShelp

17%

#51 in the US

Vermont - Public Health Funding Per Capita

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$56.36

#14 in the US

MEDICAID ENROLLMENThelp

193,604

#48 in the US

MEDICAID INCOME LIMITShelp

138%

#34 in the US

Virginia - Public Health Funding Per Capita

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$38.55

#22 in the US

MEDICAID ENROLLMENThelp

1,721,459

#18 in the US

MEDICAID INCOME LIMITShelp

138%

#35 in the US

Washington - Public Health Funding Per Capita

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$89.23

#10 in the US

MEDICAID ENROLLMENThelp

2,024,227

#12 in the US

MEDICAID INCOME LIMITShelp

138%

#36 in the US

Wisconsin - Public Health Funding Per Capita

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$17.47

#40 in the US

MEDICAID ENROLLMENThelp

1,440,621

#23 in the US

MEDICAID INCOME LIMITShelp

100%

#38 in the US

Wyoming - Public Health Funding Per Capita

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$27.14

#32 in the US

MEDICAID ENROLLMENThelp

74,376

#51 in the US

MEDICAID INCOME LIMITShelp

52%

#41 in the US